Marco Antonio Reyes, an undocumented resident of Meriden who defied his deportation order on Aug. 8, is currently seeking refuge at New Haven’s First and Summerfield United Methodist Church, located at the intersection of Elm and College streets.
Unbeknownst to most Yalies and New Haven residents who walk past, the church currently houses Reyes and his wife, Fanny Reyes, as the couple await legal efforts that may lead to asylum status for the Ecuadorian immigrant who has lived in the United States for 20 years. Meanwhile, the local immigrant rights group Unidad Latina en Acción is rallying Yale students and Elm City residents for a Friday evening demonstration in support of Reyes on the church’s steps.
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ULA member and rally co-organizer Ramon Garibaldo Valdez GRD ’22
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